I am assistant professor of Empirical Gender Research at the University of Innsbruck. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich. I received my Ph.D from the University of Salzburg. My main areas of research include the analysis of political institutions on women's representation and the role of women as political actors in legislatures and the executive. In my dissertation, I analyzed how recruitment procedures of political parties affect the representation of women in national parliaments in Europe. Related work has appeared in European Public Policy, Electoral Studies and Elections, Public Opinions and Parties. I am also co-editor of the blog Counting Counts. In January 2021, I joined the Team of the Journal of European Public Policy as Social Media Editor.
Currently, I am on parental leave.
Very excited about the start of our new project funded by the FWF analyzing COVID communication!
Out now: When Does She Rebel? How Gender Affects Deviating Legislative Behaviour in Government and Opposition with L. Ramstetter: https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2021.40
New publication: How Women Shape Negativity in Parliamentary Speeches—A Sentiment Analysis of Debates in the Austrian Parliament in Parliamentary Affairs: https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsab045